Okay, it being Hallowe'en and all that, I just couldn't resist one more post.
If the history and tradition of this holiday intrigues you - especially the candy part - , follow this link to one of Samira Kawash's guest articles over on the Atlantic website. This one is all about candy corn; there are links to three others, all Hallowe'en candy related.
And who would know more? Samira Kawash is a professor emerita from Rutgers, specializes in all things candy and blogs on candy history and opinion on her own site at www.candyprofessor.com.